Break Ice Meeting

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Trans Pride Initiative says
What is Saturday? BreakICE Day!

On Saturday, September 10, TPI will start hosting weekly meetings to get ready for information dissemination and actions related to ICE opening a new detention center in Alvarado, Texas. This will be the second location in the nation with a dedicated pod to detain trans persons.

There is NO reason to deny persons seeking asylum community based detention EXCEPT that congress has set a 34,000 bed quota at the behest of private prison operators who make money by putting people in cages!

There is NO reason to take trans persons seeking asylum half-way across the country — away from family, community support, and legal representation — to bring them to a state that is unfriendly to asylum seekers and that is bent on violence against trans persons, as seen by the suits and other actions being pressed by our state government representatives!

The schedule is subject to change, but here is what we currently have planned:

~ September 3, any time 12 - 9pm — anyone interested in helping organize, please stop by and contribute your ideas, how you would like to be involved, and learn about plans under consideration

~ September 10, 3 - 6pm — discuss detention system in general, trans demographics, ideas for community outreach, ideas for direct action, create banners and signs

~ September 17, 3 - 6pm — recap from September 10, select prior ideas for further development, set up system for tracking people and keeping people safe, create banners and signs

~ September 24, 3 - 6pm — recap from September 17 meeting, develop community outreach and direct action plans, work on banners and signs

~ October - December — begin implementing community outreach and information dissemination first, then other actions as we move into December

We will need people involved at a variety of levels, from those who wish to keep track of people and keep people engaged and make sure they are safe, to those who wish to take on support roles, to those willing to take part in direct actions at various locations.

If you would like to contact someone for more information, please email TPI at info@tpride.org or call us at 214-449-1439.
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By: Trans Pride Initiative

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